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Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper Comparison Review

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For over two and a half years, I primarily diapered my daughter with all-in-twos and covers with inserts. However, I recently ventured into the world of all-in-one diapers with much pleasure and success. A few weeks ago, I purchased an Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and an Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One to test and review.

Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers Back of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers

Price

Both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One are more reasonably priced compared to other brands of all-in-ones. The Stay-Dry version currently retails for $12.95 at Nicki’s Diapers and the Bamboo version for $17.95. I purchased mine on sale for $10.95 and $14.95. Nicki’s Diapers often runs sales on the Imagine line of cloth diapers, so you rarely need to pay full price for either all-in-one.

Prints

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I purchased the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One in the Ring-a-Ding print (gray with overlapping white circles) and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One in the Flutter print (white with butterfly print and light green interior). Both versions of the diaper come in a total of nine colors and prints.

Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper in Packaging Front of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper in Packaging

Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper Front of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper

Back of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper Back of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper

Closures

Because I prefer snaps, I purchased both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One in snap closures. Both versions also come in hook and loop closures. For both versions, the torso features three rows of three rise snaps that adjust the diaper to small, medium, and large rise settings. For the snap version, both diapers feature two rows of eight waist snaps. In other words, the snaps are identical on both versions of the Imagine all-in-one.

Comparing Snaps of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers

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Inserts

Both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One feature snap-in soaker pads. The Stay-Dry version snaps in on the front of the diaper while the Bamboo version snaps in on the back. The Bamboo version also includes a flap on the interior of the back of the diaper. Both soaker pads remain attached to the diaper during laundering, making both versions true all-in-one cloth diapers.

Aside from the placement of the snaps for the soaker pads, the main difference between the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One inserts is the material. The Stay-Dry version offers a four-layer microfiber insert topped with polar fleece. The interior of the Stay-Dry is also lined with super soft polar fleece to wick away moisture. The Bamboo version offers a four-layer bamboo insert. The interior of the Bamboo is lined with a buttery soft yet incredibly absorbent bamboo-cotton fabric.

Thus, the main difference between the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One is the material on the interior of the diaper. The stay-dry provides synthetic fibers and the bamboo natural fibers.

Interior of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper Interior of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper

Insert of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper Insert of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper

Comparing Inserts of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers 1

Comparing Inserts of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers 2

Comparing Inserts of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers 3

Fit

Both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One fit my daughter almost identically. At 28 pounds, she can wear either the medium or the large rise setting. (For the photos, she wears the Ring-a-Ding on the large setting and the Flutter on the medium setting.) Imagine claims that both diapers fit babies between 8 and 35 pounds, and I am inclined to agree. The medium rise setting fits my daughter lower and more trimly than the large setting, meaning that I will probably continue using the medium setting on her for a few more pounds. She additionally has plenty of room to grow in the large setting.

In addition to fitting even older toddlers, gentle leg casings on both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One prevent leaks while keeping a diapered baby comfortable. I personally like that I can slap either all-in-one on my daughter quickly without messing with unencased leg elastics. Diaper changes go extremely quickly when I am using my all-in-ones from Imagine.

I have not had any major problems with leaks with either version of the Imagine all-in-one.

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Back of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler Back of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler

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Laundering

Because of the difference in interior material, the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One do wash and dry differently. First, for prep, the stay-dry version is a wash and go diaper. Simply wash and dry the diaper once before use. The bamboo version, however, requires a recommended three washes and dries before the initial use to prep the natural fibers. I do recommend washing and drying the bamboo all-in-one at least three times to achieve maximum absorbency. Otherwise, you will need to change the diaper more often at first.

In addition to requiring more prep, the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One also takes longer to dry than the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One. I like to hang my diapers to air dry. The stay-dry version dries fully within a couple hours. I then toss the diaper in the dryer for about ten minutes to zap any remaining moisture. If I only tumble dry the stay-dry version, then the diaper requires about an hour in the dryer. The bamboo version, however, takes much longer to dry, both hanging up and in the dryer. My bamboo diaper still feels slightly damp even after air drying in front of a fan for twelve hours. In the dryer alone, the bamboo requires almost two hours. I typically allow the bamboo version to dry overnight and then toss the diaper in my next full load of laundry to get rid of the remaining wetness. If time is a consideration, I recommend the stay-dry version of the Imagine all-in-one over the bamboo version.

Final Verdict

Within the one-size all-in-one line, Imagine offers nearly identical features in both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One. Both versions offer the same colors and prints and both snap and hook and loop closures. The snaps on both diapers are the same, and the fit is pretty much identical. The main difference between the two all-in-ones is the price and the interior material. The bamboo version is more expensive than the stay-dry. The Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One also offers a synthetic microfiber and fleece interior while the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One offers a natural bamboo and cotton interior. The difference in interior material affects laundering times. If you are looking for a cheaper all-in-one, then I recommend the stay-dry version. I also recommend the stay-dry version if you want shorter wash and dry times. However, both versions perform similarly, so I highly recommend both the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One.

For more information or to make a purchase, visit the Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One and the Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One product pages on Nicki’s Diapers via my affiliate links.

Image Credits

Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers © 2014 Heather Johnson
Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper in Packaging © 2014 Heather Johnson
Front of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper in Packaging © 2014 Heather Johnson
Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Front of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Comparing Snaps of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers © 2014 Heather Johnson
Snaps of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Snaps of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Interior of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Interior of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Insert of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Insert of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
Comparing Inserts of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Comparing Inserts of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry and Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diapers 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
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Front of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
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Leg of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Leg of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Bottom of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Bottom of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of Imagine One-Size Bamboo All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Side of Imagine One-Size Stay-Dry All-in-One Cloth Diaper on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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